Thursday, July 11, 2013

Day 192, July 11 - Matthew 1

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5 and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of David the king.

I love how Jesus had two foreigners in his family tree. Reminds me that God takes all types when the heart is right.

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  1. Matthew 1
    1 This is the list of ancestors of Jesus Christ, descendant of David and Abraham.

    17 So there were 14 generations from Abraham to David, 14 generations from David until the exile to Babylon, 14 generations from the exile until the Messiah.

    I too love these accountings of Rahab and Ruth:

    Hebrews 11:31 By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.
    Rahab Hides the Spies ~ Joshua chapter 2
    Joshua 6:25 But Rahab the prostitute and her father's household and all who belonged to her, Joshua saved alive. And she has lived in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

    Ruth 1:4a These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth.
    Ruth 2:10b-12 “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” But Boaz answered her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband has been fully told to me, and how you left your father and mother and your native land and came to a people that you did not know before. The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!”

    Matthew 1
    5-6 Salmon and Rahab were the father and mother of Boaz. Boaz and Ruth were the father and mother of Obed. Obed was the father of Jesse, Jesse the father of King David.